The Macmillan Illustrated Encyclopedia of Myths & Legends
Macmillan, 1989 - 260 pages
Fully indexed and containing lavish color illustrations and a wealth of line drawings, this is the most up-to-date, beautiful, and graphically useful reference of its kind on the market today.
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However, Cybele was so incensed by his infidelity that she made Attis lose his
mind, whereupon he castrated himself and died. After his death, the god was
reborn and united with Cybele. In another version, Attis is the victim of the
The myth of Baal as a dying-and-rising god suggests an interpretation of the
change of seasons: Baal dies, as plants ... When the reborn Bagadjimbiri
brothers eventually decided that they should leave the world, they dropped down
Ixtab took the souls of those who died by hanging to eternal rest beneath the
world-tree Yaxche. There she also gathered the souls of fallen warriors, sacrificial
victims, priests and women who died in childbirth. See Flood, pp.110/111 lood ...
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This gorgeously illustrated book is divided into three sections: essays on the role of myth in major civilizations, including non-European ones; an encyclopedia of gods and goddesses; and a micropedia ... Read full review